Legislative Update Report No. 2014-01 -- Jan 13, 2014


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Federal Government


Canada Gazette, Part II, January 1, 2014:

Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

SOR/2013-244 Air Canada Pension Plan Funding Regulations, 2014

Criminal Code

SI/2014-5 Rules Amending the Criminal Proceedings Rules for the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario)
SOR/2013-249 Ontario Review of Parole Ineligibility Rules (Rule 50)

Privacy Act

SI/2014-3 Order Amending the Privacy Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 4, 2014:

Public Service Employment Act

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Casual Employment Regulations

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

December 19, 2013
Harper Government Continues Consultations to Review Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for Extractive Sector

December 27, 2013
Launch of Canada's State of Trade: Trade and Investment Update, 2013

Finance Canada

January 9, 2013
Government of Canada Invites Comments on Draft Legislative Proposals to Require Reporting of International Electronic Funds Transfers to the Canada Revenue Agency


Canada Gazette, Part I, January 4, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of time extension granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Bank Act

  • BNP Paribas — Order permitting a foreign bank to establish a branch in Canada

Insurance Companies Act

  • Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited — Order to insure in Canada risks



Alberta Gazette, Part II, December 31, 2013:

Alberta Investment Management Corporation Act

Alta Reg 222/2013 Alberta Investment Management Corporation Amendment Regulation

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Alta Reg 226/2013 Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Program Regulation

Insurance Act

Alta Reg 225/2013 Home Warranty Insurance Regulation

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 224/2013 Petroleum and Natural Gas Tenure Amendment Regulation

New Home Buyer Protection Act

Alta Reg 220/2013 New Home Buyer Protection (Ministerial) Regulation


Alberta Gazette, Part I, December 31, 2013:

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Amendment Act, 2013, SA 2013, c 7

  • Act in force December 5, 2013

Victims Statutes Amendment Act, 2013, SA 2013, c 5

  • Act in force December 16, 2013

British Columbia


British Columbia Gazette, Part II, December 3, 2013:

Clean Energy Act

BC Reg 235/2013 Amending BC Reg 102/2012 — Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 236/2013 Amending BC Reg 413/98 — Mushroom Composting Pollution Prevention Regulation

Medicare Protection Act

BC Reg 238/2013 Amending BC Reg 426/97 — Medical and Health Care Services Regulation

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 239/2013 Amending BC Reg 26/58 — Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

Pension Benefits Standards Act

BC Reg 241/2013 Amending BC Reg 433/93 — Pension Benefits Standards Regulation

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 247/2013 Repealing BC Reg 389/2012 — Deemed amendments to the Act resulting from changes to the consumer price index


British Columbia Gazette, Part II, December 3, 2013:

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2013, SBC 2013, c 12

  • Sections 11 to 16 in force November 22, 2013 (BC Reg 231/2013)

Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2010, SBC 2010, c 14

  • Section 20 in force February 26, 2014 (BC Reg 240/2013)



Manitoba Gazette, Part II, December 14, 2013:

The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act

Man Reg 176/2013 Driver Safety Rating System Regulation, amendment


Manitoba Gazette, Part I, December 14, 2013:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

  • MSC Rule No. 2013-31 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-32 — Amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-33 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutal Fund Prospectus Disclosure
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-34 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-35 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-104 Commodity Pools
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-36 — Manitoba Securitites Commission Rule 91-506 Derivatives: Product Determination
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-37 — Manitoba Securitites Commission Rule 91-507 Trade Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting

New Brunswick


New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, January 8, 2014:

Clean Environment Act

NB Reg 2013-82 NB Reg 2008-54, amendment


New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 8, 2014:

An Act Respecting Official Languages, SNB 2013, c 38

  • Subsections 1(1), 1(2), 1(3), 1(4), 1(5), 1(6) and 1(8), paragraphs 1(9)(b) and 1(11)(a) and sections 2 and 3 in force December 5, 2013


New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 8, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to Financial and Consumer Services Commission Local Rule 11-501 Fees

Newfoundland and Labrador


Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, December 20, 2013:

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act

NLR 130/13 Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations Amendment

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   


Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, December 27, 2013:

Natural Products Act

NS Reg 338/2013 Nova Scotia Egg Producers Levy Order, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 335/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 337/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices


Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, December 27, 2013:

Financial Measures (2013) Act, SNS 2013, c 3

  • Sections 22 to 24 of the Financial Measures (2013) Act, which amend the Summary Proceedings Act, in force January 15, 2014 (NS Reg 336/2013)


  • No entries for this issue



Ontario Gazette, January 4, 2014:

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

O Reg 338/13 Insurance Fund, amending O Reg 141/12

Health Protection and Promotion Act

O Reg 339/13 Food Premises, amending Reg 562 of RRO 1990
O Reg 340/13 Transitional — Small Drinking Water Systems, amending O Reg 318/08
O Reg 341/13 Small Drinking Water Systems, amending O Reg 319/08

Insurance Act

O Reg 347/13 Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule — Effective September 1, 2010, amending O Reg 34/10
O Reg 348/13 Service Providers — Licensing
O Reg 349/13 Service Providers — Principal Representatives
O Reg 350/13 Service Providers — Public Registry

Payday Loan Act, 2008

O Reg 351/13 General, amending O Reg 98/09

Health Insurance Act

O Reg 354/13 General, amending Reg 552 of RRO 1990

Land Titles Act

O Reg 355/13 Forms, amending O Reg 430/11

Building Code Act, 1992

O Reg 360/13 Building Code, amending O Reg 332/12
O Reg 361/13 Building Code, amending O Reg 332/12

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Ministry of Finance

December 17, 2013
Improving Assessments For Special Purpose Business Properties

Ontario Energy Board

December 19, 2013
Province-wide Consultations Begin on Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Prince Edward Island

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Topics:  Canada, Financial Regulatory Reform, Legislative Agendas, Privacy Laws

Published In: Criminal Law Updates, Environmental Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Insurance Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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